* Posts by Dennis 1

10 posts • joined 14 Jul 2009

Boffins demand: Cull bogus A-Levels, hire brainier teachers

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Engineers and Scientists, to Managers

Engineers become the management.

That's the career path!

MPC + GS, BEng Hons Electronic Eng, Stint as a telecoms engineer, now a managment consultant - the education provides you with ALL the right soft skills to progress in life.

Find me a good manager that is incapable of understanding or applying logic!

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Watering down the syllabus

....meanwhile the A-Level syllabus (especially Maths) gets further watered down, as the entrants are poorer in the subject coming in at 16. Uni Porfessors moan permanently at the remedial standard of maths in new undergrads

If double science is a watered down science, and all subjects are becoming more watered down (as evidenced by maths capability above) then it stands to reason that double science at GCSE is providing a far poorer preparation for A-Levels then single separate sciences.

They offered double maths at my school (20 years ago), back then it was mandatory for the thickie kids who elected not to take single sciences. There was a bar on progression to A-level sciences from double-sceince GCSE.

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US Navy electromagnetic mass-driver commences tests

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He-throw

Any chance this can be developed for commercial aircraft.

Would be awesome to get an A380 aloft and then turn the engines on....

(less polution/less noise etc etc)

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US to export riot-roasting raygun

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Flame

Burning "Sensation"

Is that "sensation" used in the same sense as "simulated" is when discussing water boarding/ "simulated drowning".

So the ray gun does burn you then dosn't it.

And unlike a rubber bullet, the ray-theon targets the whole crowd, not the thug leading the charge.

It's all wrong on sooooo many levels.

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Intel 'Light Peak': not an Apple idea after all

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@jubtastic1

No one said the connector was entirely optical.

USB4 = USB 2 plus optics?

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Ellison: Sunacle is an IBM killer

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Nortel

Suprised he didn't buy Nortel while he was at it.

Could have had the end to end sewn up, beeting Cisco at their own game...

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Apple applies for in-call music swapsies iPhone patent

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Apple reinvent the wheel (again).

Pretty sure this is the whole point of "Unified Comms".

Ooh looky, text, speach, FT and app share, all at the same time. Wowsers. Quick, better get a patent on inhale/exhale as a method of life exstinction prevention.

A case of Apple lawyers suffering from Body Part Recognition Deficit Syndrome.

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Windfarm Britain means (very) expensive electricity

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Mirros

Please please please. Will someone stick severeal million mirrors over the sahara and send us the power via hvdc.

yes we industrialise on a massive scale a landscape, but to my knowledge not a landscape anypone really cares about.

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Airbed-fixing German blows up mattress flat

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Coat

"The apartment looked devastated"

I'd wager the chap concerned looked more devastated.

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Pssst... Apple tablet on way, whisper Chinese moles

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Infra Red

Will it come with an IR device.

It would make the mother of all living room devices...

Multi purpose remotecontrol/eMagazine/eBookphotodisplay thingy.

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